Cancer information centre opens thanks to charity donation

MvC was set up by Tony Larkin after he won his battle with bowel cancer, and since 2010 more than £184,000 has been raised to help cancer services by putting on live music gigs at the town’s Grand Hotel with acts such as The Magic Numbers, The Blow Monkeys, David McAlmont, Turin Brakes, Jack Savoretti […]

Stay safe in the sun

Consultant Andy Simpson said: “We are urging people to stay safe in the sun. There has been an increase in the number of people attending the accident and emergency department at the University Hospital of North Tees due to the hot weather. “The department has been dealing with sunburn and dehydration, which could be easily […]

Thank you to our volunteers

A thank you event with a special theme – celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, was held for all of the trust’s volunteers and members of the NHS Retirement Fellowship. Chairman Paul Garvin, who hosted the event, was joined by other members of the senior management team and governors in the restaurant at the University Hospital […]

Find out about care of the elderly at NHS trust event

If you want to hear about care of the elderly, then please come along to our member event on; Saturday, 23 July, 9.30am – 11.30am in the Tees meeting room, rear of the Tees Restaurant at the University Hospital of North Tees. Free parking will be available. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am, and presentations […]

Gail is June’s employee of the month

Gail was presented with a certificate and some flowers by director of nursing, patient safety and quality Julie Lane and head of transformation Gary Wright. Gary, who nominated her, highlighted how Gail embodies all that the six Cs (compassion, care, commitment, courage, competence, communication) stand for. He said: “Despite the relentless nature of the role, […]

Public invited to view hospital energy centre plans

Members of the public are invited to view the plans and speak to staff from the architects, engineers and the trust’s estates team, in the main concourse at the University Hospital of North Tees, on Thursday 7 July between 2pm and 8pm. The plans will be available to view at the hospital, where people can […]

Bring back crutches to us

The trust lends around 50 pairs of crutches a week and the vast majority of them are not returned, with each pair costing £10. Senior clinical matron in emergency care Viv Priestley said: “We know that returning crutches is the last thing on anyone’s mind when they’re properly back on their feet again after breaking […]

Join our dedicated volunteers

Volunteers can help in many areas including, the hospital radio, meeting and greeting patients and visitors, as a patient helper or as a volunteer driver. Volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: “Many volunteers have supported the trust for a number of years. We’re very fortunate to have so many volunteers already, but we want to encourage […]

Smear for smear campaign

We took a trip around North Tees with health promotion lead and HCA Lisa Tomlinson, a cervical cancer survivor from main outpatients, asking female staff to pledge that they would attend their screening when invited. Around one million women (1 in 4) fail to attend their cervical screening every year, this increases to 1 in […]

Aprils employee of the month

Clare was nominated by her colleague Vicki James for showing outstanding support to a family under tragic circumstances. Vicki told us ‘’ Clare was touched after hearing of a families loss so organised and took part in fundraising events that helped plant a tree in a local park in memory of their loved one. “Clare […]